Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 400 active visitors Thursday, May 23, 2019
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1273 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Today | By Month
Newslinks for 7/14/2010

Submit
Newslinks
Search
Newslinks
Limits anything but 'reasonable'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In the months fol­low­ing the U.S. Supreme Court's 2008 rul­ing in Dis­trict of Colum­bia vs. Heller that the Sec­ond Amend­ment pre­cludes out­right bans on firearms, but does allow room for some reg­u­la­tion, gun pro­hi­bi­tion­ists altered their mantra, but not their ulti­mate goal of remov­ing guns from pri­vate hands."

"The Brady Cam­paign ... repeated ad nau­seam that the high court's rul­ing allowed 'rea­son­able reg­u­la­tion' of firearms. The prob­lem fac­ing America's gun own­ers is that what a pro­hi­bi­tion­ist would define as 'rea­son­able' is any­thing but."

"Recall that the gun pro­hi­bi­tion lobby sup­ported the Dis­trict of Columbia's uncon­sti­tu­tional hand­gun ban as 'rea­son­able' ..." ...
 

Safer Streets 2010: The Los Angeles Times right again??
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"What is going on here? This is the third time I have remarked that the Los Angeles Times is right on about the second amendment. The other times were the Editorial Board's affirmation of the second amendment to protect their first amendment, and could foresee activists attacking the freedom of the press the way they had pried at the second amendment. ..."

"Understand that I do not agree with the Times, the Times is agreeing with me. Where the Times agrees with me is in their understanding that the second amendment is not all about guns: our liberty and authority only begin with being armed. Without this, we have nothing ..."

"Today's Times article appears online as Openly bearing arms, beachgoers cite rights ..." ...
 

UN global gun control conference begins in New York
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "The official policy, written and implemented by those who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, is to join forces with the most radical anti-gun zealots on the planet. And to be 'pleased' about it." ...
 

NY Times editorial underscores why media elite is losing relevance
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Right up front, the New York Times editorial page Sunday made it perfectly clear that it thinks the U.S. Supreme Court was flat wrong to rule 5-4 two weeks ago that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms applies to state and local governments ..."

"My colleague, National GRE David Codrea, writes about this here, and another colleague, Chicago GRE Don Gwinn, weighs in here."

"So sad that the New York Times' editorial board has become so anti-gun in its philosophy that they choose to continually use their First Amendment right in an effort to crush the Second Amendment ..." ...
 

Iowa case shows why police chiefs, sheriffs should have no discretion on CCW
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A federal court case involving the denial of a concealed carry permit to an Iowa resident because of his First Amendment activities clearly demonstrates why police chiefs and sheriffs should not have discretionary authority to issue such permits and licenses, and why we took it away from them here in Washington a generation ago."

"In this case, Osceola County Sheriff Douglas L. Weber was found to have 'retaliated against a citizen of his county who used this important freedom of speech and association precisely in the manner envisioned by the founding members of our nation.'" ...
 

Harris-Moore’s most serious charge in Bahamas 'Illegal gun possession' says a lot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"He has allegedly stolen airplanes, motor boats and committed lots of other crimes including commercial and residential burglary, illegal immigration to another country, interstate flight to avoid prosecution and Tuesday morning the 'big' news is that the most serious charge facing Colton Harris-Moore is illegal weapons possession in the Bahamas." ...
 

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland To Open 2010 National Shooting Matches
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The 2010 National Matches will once again feature traditional National Rifle Association Championships and Civilian Marks manship Program National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches and CMP Games Events plus important training activities and special events like the Pistol and Rifle Small Arms Firing Schools."

"Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will open this year's festivities at the First Shot Ceremony here on 12 July at 6:30 p.m. at the Friends of Camp Perry Memorial Plaza, located at the opposite end of the entrance to Camp Perry on Lawrence Road." ...
 

Fisking the Chgo Sun-Times Anti-2nd Amendment Article
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Sun-Times is Chicago's left-wing, left-wing paper while the Chicago Tribune is but the city's left-wing paper and pursuant to its agenda, the Sun-Times recently made to shore up support for Mayor 'King' Daley's attempt to eliminate the Second Amendment for his Chicago subjects with its headlined 'More guns in city not a good thing.' Naturally most of what is contained in the piece is incorrect and deserves a good fisking."

"So, here goes…" ...
 

NRA mounts opposition to Kagan
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Justice Sonia Sotomayor's decision last month to oppose gun rights and the Second Amendment is being cited by the National Rifle Association as reason for senators to oppose Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's second nominee to the Supreme Court."

"The NRA released an anti-Kagan ad this week that shows Sotomayor seemingly assuring senators she supports individual gun rights. Citing her vote in June to uphold a handgun ban in Chicago, it urges members to call their senators and 'tell them not to fall for the same trick twice.'" ...
 

Vote on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan delayed one week
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday postponed for a week its vote on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court."

"The routine hold was expected. It means the committee will reconvene July 20 for debate and a vote on whether Kagan’s nomination should be sent to the full Senate."

"... Kagan's nomination is widely expected to be endorsed and forwarded to the Senate floor for debate."

"The only drama at the committee level will be whether Kagan will win the votes of Republican members and how aggressively Republican opponents attack her nomination." ...

"Sessions expressed concern about Kagan's testimony on her work related to ... the second amendment." ...
 

Senate candidates avoid giving views on Kagan nomination
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Senate candidates in tight races across the country have shied away from taking a firm position on Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court."

"Republican Senate candidates Mark Kirk in Illinois and Carly Fiorina in California, who must attract the votes of independents and Democrats in states carried easily in 2008 by President Barack Obama, have yet to say how they'd vote on Obama's second nominee to the Supreme Court."

"Three Democrats facing conservative electorates this fall, Jack Conway in Kentucky, Robin Carnahan in Missouri and Rep. Charlie Melancon in Louisiana, also have shied away from endorsing Kagan, who is expected to sail through a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on her nomination ..." ...
 

Reject Kagan
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court, is far outside the mainstream of American legal thought, out of step with Main Street Americans and lacks the experience to sit on the Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would be a rubber stamp for Obamacare, same-sex marriage, gun bans, abortion on demand and other elements of President Obama's agenda to radically expand the reach, size and cost of government." ...
 

Praxis: Maps
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"From the Trainer:"

"Mike,"

"Here's a good subject for a praxis: AO Maps."

"Folks can go to www.mytopo.com and build 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 MGRS (Military Grid Reference System) maps for large AO's."

"All they have to do is choose the 36X48 inch size map, orient it the desired direction (tall or landscape), center the area, and they've got an AO map. Subsequent smaller area maps can be generated from the specific AO in question for detailed navigation."

"Why 36X48? Because they cover 860.6 square miles or 550,784 acres. If the AO for the group in question is not as large, they should get a 1:25,000 scale which will cover 215.8 square miles or 138,112 acres." ...
 

Towards Realistic Shooting Practice
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"As a teenager, I discovered 'turkey shoots' in New Hampshire. Turkey shoots are run different ways in different places, but in the Granite State they revolved around shooting full-size deer targets at 100 yards, with 'standing deer' and 'running deer' events. It was a rare hunter with the time and money to set up the motor-and-pulley arrangement for the running target on his own, but a fish and game club could do it, make a profit for the club, and give us hunters much-needed experience in leading fast-moving venison on the hoof a hundred yards away. If you beat the other shooters on your relay, you took home a frozen Butterball turkey for each win. To my way of thinking, that was and is A Good Thing. ..." ...
 

NRA Takes Wider Aim
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The NRA is sticking its muzzle in all kinds of legislation that don’t look much like gun laws, the New York Times reports. The gun group's lobbyists, thanks in part to their close relationship with Harry Reid, have put their fingerprints on everything from health care legislation (making it illegal for insurers to boost premiums on gun owners) to campaign finance reform ..."

"... It's also a group with little else to do; recent Supreme Court rulings have basically turned its signature issue into settled law. But the group's broader focus—and cooperation with Reid—has occasioned some blowback. A recent Gun Owners of America blog post was titled, 'The NRA Sells out Freedom to the Democrats.'"
-------

Submitter's Note: "Settled law", eh? So I can walk into any hardware or sporting goods store in New York City, plunk down my cash and walk out a minute later with my Tommy gun, some 20 and 50-round mags and a couple of thousand JHP rounds? I can then load up, sling my weapon over my shoulder and walk down to City Hall or One Police Plaza? Then I can hop on my Vespa, slip my weapon into its holder, ride up Bowery to 4th and then on up Park Avenue without ever once worrying asbout someone calling out the S.W.A.T. team on me?
 

Extremist Christians Aim to Create Armed Militias Against "Godless" Federal Government
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "The militia movement and Christian Reconstructionism both contend that our current civil government, most especially the federal government, is illegitimate: that it has overreached the limits of its divinely[sic] ordained authority, and that it continues to do so. At this intersection of the religious right and the militia movement, gun ownership is portrayed as a religious issue. 'When we’re talking about firearms,' GOA executive director Larry Pratt told RD, 'we're not really talking about a right but an obligation, as creatures of God, to protect the life that was given them.'" ...
-------

Submitter's Note: They forgot the "Lions and tigers and bears oh my!". This article presents a perfect example of taking quotes out of context, finding a fringe element to represent the whole group, implying guilt by association, dragging out 10 and 20 year old quotes and presenting them as current positions (heck, 20 years ago my sister was a Reagan Republican, now she is a pacifist Tibetan Buddhist), et cetera. This is yellow journalism at its finest.
 

Guns: Missing the point
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"How valid can an amendment be that was written before the guns it protects were invented? The handgun prior to the invention of the revolver and cartridge bullets was little more than a last resort method of defense due to slow reloading and single shot capacity."

"... Modern handguns reload their barrels automatically and can carry up to 24 bullets at a time ..." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: How valid can an amendment be that was written before the printing presses it protects were invented? The printing press prior prior to the invention of offset printing was limited due to slow paper loading and single page capacity.

Modern presses are fed automatically and can print 3000 feet per minute.
 

Review: The Modern Survival Retreat by Ragnar Benson
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Modern Survival Retreat was obviously written in the wake of federal government atrocities at Ruby Ridge, Idaho and Waco Texas. Benson considers the greatest threat to the survivalist to be government use of force against American citizens thus his focus is preparing against attack by some alphabet agency."

"As Benson states; 'Today people must contend with a host of regulators, bureaucrats, and other officials ... But make no mistake about it – if you attempt to defy these authorities in the open, you will be taken down, often at the point of a gun. You will lose your freedom, and you could lose your life.'"

"While the above statement holds truth, The Modern Survival Retreat offers little to combat the situation. ..." ...
 

America's Victory Shoot--celebrating McDonald victory with handguns and training
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Under a cloudless July sky in downtown Chicago last week, McDonald plaintiffs David and Colleen Lawson addressed the irony of Chicago's response: residents will be allowed to register guns if they train and pass safety and proficiency tests, but no ranges or gun shops will be allowed within city limits. Having successfully demanded her right to own a firearm, Colleen told the crowd, 'I want you to demand your right to train!'"

"Meanwhile, outside Chicago, plans are under way to offer more training opportunities to Chicago residents beginning immediately. ..." ...
 

Gun Laws: Chicago Politicians Think You're Stupid
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "In response to the [McDonald] ruling, the city of Chicago has moved to revise its handgun ownership laws. Among the new laws, which are already being challenged, with support from the NRA, are a restriction to one gun per household and a continued ban on sale within the city limits of Chicago. None of this is surprising to anyone following the continuing saga of gun ownership rights in Chicago and across the nation. What is surprising, is the notion, promoted by 'city leadership' that these tough new restrictions are necessary to prevent an outbreak of handgun violence in the city." ...
 

More justices should have concurred
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Guns can be dangerous, so local and state governments have every right to ban their ownership by Americans, some Supreme Court justices have said."

"That is not how the Constitution works, as a slim majority on the high court ruled this past week. The Second Amendment says Americans have a right to 'keep and bear arms' — so they do, the court ruled ..."

"Our nation's Founders were well aware guns can be misused. Today's street gangs and drug-running organizations are a fearsome threat, but they are certainly not the first criminals to use guns to further their illegal cause. One only needs to look back at the glory days of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde and 'Baby Face' Nelson to be reminded that guns have long been misused." ...
 

New York Times editorial page mocks a Chicago son's 'hypothetical' defense of his mother
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "The Times editors are gloomy because it's so darned difficult to get that good old-fashioned big-city gun control passed nowadays. Everybody's always interrupting with silly questions like 'But doesn't that violate my inherent human right to defend my life?' and 'Ok, ok, but will this even work?'"

"There's no need to repeat Codrea's able work here, but a perceptive friend of this column called 'GarandFan' at www.illinoiscarry.com noticed a telling quote that others might miss--this quote from the editorial:" ...
 

Constitutional right to firearms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Are Supreme Court Justices John Paul Stevens, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg aware of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States?"

"If not, let me quote the relevant part: 'A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' Maybe that part of it is a bit too ambiguous to them, but it is not to me."

"One of our basic rights in this country is the right to protect ourselves. The Founding Fathers knew this and deemed it necessary to place into the Constitution. In order to change that, an amendment to the Constitution is necessary. ..." ...
 

Right to bear still not absolute
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "The Supreme Court stated its ruling 'does not imperil every law regulating firearms,' but it has now made them big fat targets."

"A Georgia minister, for instance, just challenged his state's ban on guns in houses of worship. Similar legislation is filed in Kansas, Mississippi and Ohio. Gov. Bobby Jindal just tossed a Louisiana ban, directing churches, synagogues and mosques to allow concealed handguns."

"Apparently there's no time or place not to fear for your life."

"'The sad reality is that we are reminded daily that crime does occur outside the home ... in the car … picking up dry cleaning, eating in a restaurant, walking down the street,' Arulanandam has said. ..." ...
 

Gun ruling has lawyer making calls
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"As state legislators consider limiting the right to buy arms, a Framingham attorney sees better days ahead for those who want to bear arms."

"'It's a very exciting time,' said Jesse Cohen, who wants to see 'how we can dismantle Massachusetts firearms law' thanks to last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The 5-4 decision on an Illinois handgun ban 'is, in my opinion, the most monumental firearms law in the history of the United States. Firearms law has been turned on its head, particularly in Massachusetts.'"

"That's not the way Attorney General Martha Coakley sees it." ...
 

Dangers of (and to) liberty
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "We can work to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists while at the same time respecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens."

"The mention of 'terrorists' above is a reference to proposed legislation ... to bar anyone on the FBI's terrorist watch list from purchasing a firearm. Bloomberg supports this legislation, calling the ability of persons on the watch list to purchase firearms the 'terror gap.'"

"Bloomberg's proposal is to treat those placed on the watch list as if they had already been convicted of a crime. ..."

"There is plenty of reason to believe that there are a lot of names on the list that don't belong there ..." ...
 

Mayor Daley: Not making gun owners jump through hoops with new law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Mayor Daley today denied that he's making Chicago gun owners jump through hoops to exercise their Second Amendment rights and expressed confidence the city's new gun law can withstand a court challenge."

"'We're not jumping through hoops. We have to have accountability. ... This is protection of the city from lawsuits from a lot of people,' the mayor said."

"'You have to ask for reasonable gun laws. Until the federal government seizes more illegal guns, that is the issue.'"

"Two lawsuits have already been filed in an attempt to shoot down the ordinance rushed through by the City Council after the U.S. Supreme Court rendered Chicago's strictest-in-the-nation handgun ban unenforcible." ...
 

Gun Liberty and McDonald
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"It has been said that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. This is especially true when it comes to gun liberty, since there are many organizations and government officials in 'the land of the free' that would like nothing better than to disarm or severely limit the gun rights of law-abiding American citizens. The recent pro-gun decision in the Supreme Court case of McDonald v. City of Chicago doesn't change our need for due diligence when it comes to gun liberty." ...
 

Right to own guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"WHILE the Founding Fathers of the United States may not have been all that clear when they put down what they believed should be the sacred objectives of the new nation, the strong Chicago Mayor and a resolute U.S. President could not have been more lucid in highlighting one of the major dilemmas that face their nation. A liberal President may be in control of the White House, but he has to contend with the conservative majority in the Supreme Court, a body that does not miss any opportunity to assert its enormous authority vis-a-vis an ideologically impatient President. It is not as if the conservative section in the court is so huge as to be capable of embarrassing a President desperate to push through an undisputed liberal agenda." ...
 

Not knowing much history hurts
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "Of course, you can bathe in knowledge and still emerge dirtied by attitudes averse to the founders' best beliefs. No doubt members of the Supreme Court are well versed in our history, but 44 percent of them recently voiced something close to total disregard for the Second Amendment's clear statement about the right to bear arms. (Grammatical ignorance is not today’s topic, but the business about a militia is not in a restrictive clause.)"

"You can grant that diverse interpretations are often legitimate and that we should shirk from constitutional absolutism, but time and again some members of the court ... seem to believe that the plain meaning of the Constitution’s words has no or little bearing on what they should decide." ...
 

Our right to bear arms keeps the peace
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Eric Holder, President Barack Obama's attorney general, does not believe that the Second Amendment of the Constitution gives the right to bear arms to the general public. He thinks it allows only members of organized militias to own firearms. As a Second Amendment Sister, I wish to educate the common man, who may not be personally involved in this issue."

"The Second Amendment ... is the most important of all the Constitution's amendments because it has the 'firepower' to protect all the other amendments. Many countries have constitutions and amendments, but without that firepower, anyone can come in and take over the country and tear up that constitution. ..." ...
 

Instead of outlawing guns, keep guns away from outlaws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The knee-jerk bleating reactions of the anti-gun left, biased media, four Supreme Court justices and selected state and municipal governments notwithstanding, who stands to gain most by draconian gun laws designed to restrict the law-abiding citizen's right to defend himself, his family and his property? If you answered 'the career criminal,' go to the head of the class — the burglar, the home invader and every thug's greatest nightmare is a level playing field on which the home owner or private citizen is armed." ...
 

CT: Stop seeking foolish ways to circumvent gun ruling
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"So what does the U.S. Supreme Court's decision have to do with states' gun laws? It means the Second Amendment applies to all states and all localities under the 14th Amendment's article of incorporation. It affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, albeit with reasonable regulations."

"Whose definition of 'reasonable' do we use?

"State Rep. Michael P. Lawlor said the decision says reasonableness is not owning 'a tank or a thermonuclear device.' ..."

"Perhaps now Lawlor, state Sens. Andrew J. McDonald and Martin M. Looney might save thousands of dollars and countless hours of time spent researching and at public hearings by not proposing more foolish ways to circumvent this decision ..." ...
 

Bring Guns to a Campaign Event? No Worries; Congressional Candidate Paul McKain Supports the Right to Bear Arms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Independent congressional candidate Paul McKain, running for the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, is holding a unique event on Saturday -- taking part in the Second Amendment fund-raiser at the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office Otter Creek Shooting Range. The event is also being sponsored by the Tallahassee Gun Forum and Seminole Outdoors & Archery Pro Shop."

"'Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shoot fully automatic machine guns and silencers!' the McKain campaign urged in an e-mail sent out on Tuesday morning. 'The range is open for your firearms, too, including a steel plate range. Bring your own ammo, or purchase some there.'" ...
 

Want To Make Harry Reid Happy? Drop Your Membership in the NRA!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Please read below the comments of an NRA member who disagrees with the endorsement policy of the NRA and says he is dropping his membership. Then read the NRA Grassroots Division response which explains the single-issue policy. I, too, do not like the Political Victory Fund single-issue endorsement policy. I am a Life member of NRA and I intend to remain so. Senator Reid’s record of support for the Second Amendment listed below is a result of the fear that NRA strikes in the hearts of politicians who want to be re-elected. I do not contribute to the NRA Political Victory Fund because of their one-issue policy. I DONATE DIRECTLY TO CONSERVATIVE PRO-GUN CANDIDATES ONLY AND URGE YOU TO DO LIKEWISE." ...
 

Gun Rights Groups Out-Donate Gun Control Groups
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Some say the right to bear arms is an antiquated notion, but the topic seems to be of perennial interest in Washington. ... But gun ownership is also a constant presence in the world of campaign finance, with groups that advocate for gun control and gun rights both contributing to Congressional campaigns. ..."

"Political action committees and individuals associated with gun rights groups have contributed over 116 times as much to 2010 candidates as gun control groups have contributed. A vast majority of this money comes from the [NRA]. Among the other gun rights groups that have donated money to federal candidates this election cycle are the Gun Owners of America and the Ohio Gun Collectors' Association. ..." ...
 

In key contests, Democrats championing gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Democratic candidates in key states are embracing gun owners’ rights, winning favor from the [NRA], a lobby that has long been the target of disdain from the party faithful."

"In New Hampshire, Representative Paul Hodes, a Democratic Senate candidate, has an 'A minus' NRA rating, potentially insulating him from progun rights attacks ..."

"Senate majority leader Harry Reid ... has conservative activists buzzing because the NRA is considering endorsing his reelection."

"Indiana's Democratic Senate candidate Brad Ellsworth, who has an 'A' rating from the NRA, may get the group's endorsement this fall over GOP candidate Dan Coats, whom the NRA criticized ... as being weak on gun rights." ...
 

OH: Why some Ohio Republicans are struggling to gain traction on the gun issue in 2010: A History Lesson
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The campaign run-up to the 2010 elections got in full swing more than a year ago, as primary candidates wrestled for their parties' nomination. But pro-gun rights voters were largely unable to speak into the primary process, since some of the candidates with the more 'questionable' gun rights records were unopposed. Now ... some very interesting races are beginning to take shape in the Buckeye State."

"Once upon a time, Republicans could count on nearly universal support from people who place gun rights among their top concerns ... But those days are gone, and the Ohio GOP establishment just can't seem to understand why. So before taking a look at a few of this year's races, let's take a little walk down memory lane." ...
 

OH: Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Jon Husted for Ohio Secretary of State
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) is pleased to announce our endorsement of Jon Husted (R) for Ohio Secretary of State in the 2010 general election."

"As noted in our primary endorsement of Jon Husted, he has a 100% voting record on our issue during his time in the legislature, including State Representative, State Senator and Speaker of the House. He is one of the few political candidates to have earned an 'A+' rating from the BFA this year."

"In his long tenure in the Ohio legislature, Husted has voted with gun owners at least 14 straight times. He voted for a good concealed carry bill multiple times, and more importantly he voted against a terrible version after the Ohio Senate destroyed good legislation. ..." ...
 

OH: Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Ted Strickland for Governor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has announced Gov. Ted Strickland (D) as its first endorsed candidate of the 2010 general election cycle."

"BFA made the announcement on Sunday during a fundraising event at the Pickaway County Sportsman's Club in Circleville, Ohio, with the Governor in attendance."

"Governor Strickland has continued his long tradition of supporting Second Amendment rights during his first term as Governor. As a Congressman, his many pro-gun votes, including opposing President Clinton by voting against the 'assault weapons' ban, consistently earned him an 'A' rating from the NRA." ...
 

FL: House candidate plans rifle fundraiser
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"First, an organization of Republican women hosted a 'Real Women Shoot Back' rally at a ... shooting range and raised money for GOP candidates by raffling off a pink rifle."

"Now, an independent candidate for Congress in the Big Bend is hosting a 'Second Amendment fundraiser' that offers a chance to fire an AK-47 automatic rifle. He's also raffling off a [Taurus Judge] pistol."

"'Fun for the whole family, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult,' says the invitation from Paul McKain, a no-party candidate for the 2nd District congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Monticello."

"The event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office's Otter Creek Shooting Range. ..." ...
 

OH: Second pro-gun group endorses Strickland
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Gun owners and Second Amendment rights activists might tend to vote Republican, but in this year's Ohio governor's race, that might not necessarily be the case."

"After winning the National Rifle Association endorsement in June, the incumbent Democratic governor, Ted Strickland, picked up another one Saturday -- the Buckeye Firearms Association, an influential group that lobbies for pro-gun legislation in the Ohio Statehouse."

"The antipathy of pro-gun organizations such as the NRA and the Buckeye Firearms Association toward John Kasich, the Republican candidate for governor, dates back 16 years to the vote then-congressman Kasich cast for President Bill Clinton's crime bill, which included a ban on assault rifles." ...
 

NV: NV GOP platform: No to 'global governance,' for 'reprocessing and storage of nuclear waste' (no Yucca cite), Social Security privatization
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"State Republicans toned down a draft of their platform -- no more mention of Yucca Mountain but still of 'reprocessing and storage' of waste storage but against 'global governance' and for revoking the NEA charter and Social Security privatization." ...

"We strongly affirm the Second Amendment which protects the individual right to keep and bear arms."

"We strongly affirm the Tenth Amendment, that States have the authority to conduct intrastate affairs without federal interference." ...
 

CO: Longmont City Council finalizes gun ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In a final 5-2 vote Tuesday night, the Longmont City Council banned the open carrying of firearms in city buildings."

"The ban was suggested after Second Amendment advocate Paul Tiger showed up at a council meeting with a handgun holstered to his hip. Tiger, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to menacing a traffic-control flagger with a gun, intimidated employees, City Manager Gordon Pedrow said."

"'Unless open carry is prohibited, we have no way of preventing intimidation from happening,' Pedrow said before Tuesday's vote." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: I am a 6'5", 300+ pound man with a shaved head and a big red beard. Are you going to outlaw me next because showing up at a meeting might 'intimidate employees'?
 

WI: Jackson County DA refuses to prosecute gun laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Jackson County’s district attorney said Friday he no longer will prosecute some state weapons laws, including a ban on concealed weapons, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision."

"Gerald Fox said in a news release the court’s ruling 'immediately renders some of Wisconsin’s current laws unconstitutional.'"

"Fox said he will no longer accept police referrals for violations of statutes that prohibit carrying concealed weapons, loaded firearms in vehicles, possession of firearms in public buildings or bars and the possession of switchblades." ...
 

WI: Dunn County DA disagrees (second item)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Dunn County District Attorney Jim Peterson disagrees with Gerald Fox, his Jackson County counterpart." ...

"'My position is this. The right of self-defense is fundamental, and handguns are recognized as the preferred method/instrument of self-defense. Therefore, the right to keep and bear arms is a constitutional right.'"

"'My belief is that the laws in place regulating reasonably places and manners of using or possessing firearms, so long as not an effective ban, would probably withstand attack on constitutional grounds. I plan to continue to enforce the state laws relating to firearms, with sound discretion of course, until there is some decision finding them unconstitutional.'" ...
 

CA: Suffer These Crimes in Oakland? Don't Call the Cops
Submitted by: John Jorgensen/GS2AC
Website: http://www.gs2ac.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Oakland's police chief is making some dire claims about what his force will and will not respond to if layoffs go as planned."

"Chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. He says if you live and Oakland and one of the above happens to you, you need to let police know on-line."

"Some 80 officers were to be let go at midnight last night if a last-minute deal was not reached. That's about ten percent of the work force."

"'I came her e to build an organization, not downsize one,' said Batts, who was given the top job in October." ...
 

CA: Oakland Cops, City Still Battling over Concesions as 5 p.m. Deadline Looms
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"BREAKING NEWS UPDATE 4:55 PM: OaklandBeat just reported: '80 Oakland Police officer layoffs to happen at 5 p.m. today after union, city fails to reach contract agreement.'"

"'I came here to build an organization, not downsize one,' said Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts at a recent discussion of the pending city layoffs of 80 police officers as part of the city of Oakland's attempt to manage what still looms as an $8 million or more deficit, even after cuts." ...

"According to Batts, once these layoffs happen, the OPD will no longer respond to calls about grand theft, burglary, vehicle collision, identity theft and vandalism - instead, you will have to have a computer and let police know online." ...
 

LA: More cops charged in post-Katrina bridge shootings
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Four more New Orleans police officers have been charged in the deadly shootings of two people in Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath and could face ... the death penalty — for the killings that have brought down a string of other officers."

"Six current or former officers are charged in a 27-count indictment unsealed Tuesday. Five former New Orleans police officers already have pleaded guilty to helping cover up the shootings ... In one instance, a mentally disabled man was shot in the back and stomped before he died."

"The indictment charges [the officers] with deprivation of rights under color of law and use of a weapon during the commission of a crime. They could face the death penalty if convicted ..." ...
 

PA: Three Phila. officers charged in drug theft plot
Submitted by: jac

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
" Three Philadelphia police officers plotted with drug dealers and staged a traffic stop and drug seizure in a scheme to steal $15,000 worth of heroin from a supplier and sell the drug, federal authorities charged."

"Officers Mark Williams, James Venziale and Robert Snyder were named in a 14-count indictment ... along with Snyder's wife and three suspected drug dealers. The plan went awry when the officers tried to sell the 300 grams of heroin through an undercover federal agent ..." ...

"In May, Williams and Venziale staged a traffic stop of co-defendant Angel Ortiz after Ortiz obtained heroin from a supplier on credit ... the officers appeared to arrest Ortiz ... and seize the drugs ... Ortiz paid those two officers $6,000 for their help ..." ...
 

LA: 4 officers indicted in post-Katrina bridge shootings (video available)
Submitted by: R. Smith

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In a case that rocked a city already torn by the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, four police officers accused of gunning down two unarmed people in the storm's chaotic aftermath could face death themselves."

"The officers who could face the death penalty were charged along with two others in a 27-count indictment ... Five former New Orleans police officers already have pleaded guilty to helping cover up the shootings on the Danziger Bridge that left two men dead and four wounded ... In one instance, a mentally disabled man was shot in the back and stomped before he died."

"Prosecutors say officers fabricated witness statements, falsified reports and planted a gun in an attempt to make it appear the shootings were justified. ..." ...
 

UK: The Durham Police gun scandal (video)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A former Durham policeman who admitted trading guns has told the BBC that he sold weapons openly in police stations."

"Maurice Allen, who is no longer in the force, was given a suspended prison sentence."

"A special BBC Inside Out programme reveals how customers regularly called in to police stations to buy unwanted weapons." ...
 

MI: More people openly carrying weapons in Michigan (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"They're packing heat, and proud of it."

"Michigan law allows registered gun owners to carry their weapons openly, just about anywhere they want, but some gun rights activists say they've unfairly become targets for police."

"State police will even admit that not all officers are properly trained to deal with the open carry law."

"Chaney Overholts has been an advocate of open carry for years. He owns nearly 100 guns and even makes his own bullets."

"Now, the once small group that openly carried firearms is growing and pushing their second amendment rights."

"Overholts says it started with the 2008 presidential election." ...
 

IA: Hancock County and West Burlington respond to the NRA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"... [T]he NRA has made contact with Hancock County regarding their proposed ordinance that would ban handguns from County property, and with West Burlington regarding the ordinance they already have on the books regarding a similar ban. It did not take long for both localities to respond to the NRA action. According to The Des Moines Register:"
"'That's too bad,' West Burlington Mayor Hans Trousil said about opposition to his city's ban from the National Rifle Association. 'They need to sit in our chairs and worry about these nut jobs that go around with guns.'"
"Unfortunately, Mayor Trousil has apparently not paid attention to who in Iowa is permitted to 'go around with guns.' ..." ...
 

TN: Oath Keeper guest speaker at TFA meeting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The guest speaker at the July meeting of the Knoxville chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Associaton (TFA) was Rand Cardwell of the Oath Keepers."

"Cardwell related that the Oath Keepers began on April 19, 2009, the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775."

"From their website:"
"Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution" ...
 

NE: Firearms group to hold conference
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

The Nebraska Firearms Owners Association plans a leadership conference Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Omaha.

The event will feature Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

The foundation was an originator of the court challenge to Chicago's handgun ban, a restriction recently struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The conference will address grass-roots organizing, communication and activism on gun rights matters, according to Andreas "Andy" Allen of Syracuse, president of the Nebraska association.
 

CA: Guns Reveal Bigger Political Issue in Hermosa
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"You couldn't miss the group of 40 activists cleaning up trash over the weekend with guns in tow. One man had a NR-15[sic] slung over his shoulder, and another kept a handgun on his hip. The group, mostly white men under 35, was participating in a rally on Valley Drive in support of California's open carry law."

"Despite the guns, this event seemed to be 'much ado about nothing.' The participants, mostly members of the South Bay Open Carry organization, hoped to demonstrate to the community that those who prefer to be armed in public are regular, law-abiding citizens. That is, assuming the average beach resident just happens to have a penchant for semi-automatic weapons." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. — Tacitus (A.D. 55?-130?)

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2019, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy